by Emily Brontë (1818 - 1848)
Translation by Emily Brontë (1818 - 1848)

Child of delight
Language: English  after the English 
Child of delight
What brings you here
Beneath these sullen skies?

I saw and pitied mournful boy
And I swore if need were
To share your sadness
And give to you my sunny joy

Heavy and dark the night is closing
Heavy and dark may its biding be
Better for all from grief reposing
And better for all who watch like me

Guardian angel you lack no longer
Evil fortune you need not fear
Fate is strong, but love is stronger
And more unsleeping then angel care

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Note: in the Fisk work, the first stanza is sung by Heathcliff and the rest by Catherine


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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Researcher for this text: Terry Fisk

This text was added to the website: 2004-03-22
Line count: 15
Word count: 87